AAPM&R State Advocacy: Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine and Board of Osteopathic Licensure Proposed Amendments to Remove Physician Supervision for Physician Assistants

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August 7, 2020

On August 7, 2020, your Academy submitted a letter to the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine and Board of Osteopathic Licensure in opposition to their proposed amendment to remove the physician supervision requirements for physician assistants. As the proposed amendments were made in response to statutory changes, your Academy urged that collaborative agreements between physicians and physician assistants be upheld and that a formal structure to promote standardization of collaborative agreements be established. Learn more about what your Academy is doing to defend physiatrists' scope of practice.

Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.